Edward Norton Says Marvel Dropped His Plan for Dark Two-Film ‘Incredible Hulk’

With tepid film reviews and only $263 million at the worldwide box office, the Edward Norton-starring “Hulk-2008-movie-posters/”>The Incredible Hulk” is largely regarded as the rare flop in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Norton had a hand in rewriting Zak Penn’s screenplay and was rumored to be uptight during production as his desired tone and narrative changes got away from him.

Norton reflects on “The Incredible Hulk” experience in a new interview with The New York Times.

One of the big revelations is that Norton pitched to the studio a two-film “Hulk” movie in the same tonal vein as “The Dark Knight.” Norton says the studio originally championed his idea only to fall back on their word in the end.“What Chris Nolan had done with Batman was going down a path that I aligned with: long, dark and serious,” Norton said.

“If there was ever a thing that I thought had that in it,

Read full article